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Dendrobium Humming Butterfly (Butterfly Dendrobium) is a beautiful hybrid Dendrobium Suriyon Stripe x Dendrobium Ekapol Butterfly. It has medium sized leaves that are dark green with red edges.
This hybrid is a great choice for gardeners in USDA Zones 9-11. It can grow well in semi-shade areas and needs regular water to thrive. The plant produces pink flowers that look like butterflies and they can last for months.
When it comes to caring for a Butterfly Dendrobium in colder climates, you should pot it in a medium-sized pot with good quality soil mix for orchids. Make sure to place it in a location where it will receive partial shade, as too much direct sunlight can damage the delicate flowers.
If grown in the right environment, this hybrid will make a beautiful addition to your garden. With regular watering and proper care, the plant will thrive and flower for months.
A native to Southeast Asia, Dendrobium lindleyi is a small plant, growing to a maximum of 2-5 feet. It requires semi-shade and moderate water. Its growth is an epiphyte, meaning it grows on a host plant, rather than in soil. It can bloom several times throughout the year, bearing flowers in colors of yellow, orange, and even brown. It is well adapted to subtropical climates and can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.
When it comes to growing Dendrobium lindleyi, it is important to know that it is a short-day or winter-blooming plant. During the day, the temperature should range from 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit, while at night it should be around 50-60 degrees. Watering should be moderated, as the plant can rot if too much is given. Fertilizing should be done monthly, using a well-balanced plant fertilizer.
For those who live in colder regions, it is still possible to grow Dendrobium lindleyi in a pot, but that does require some extra care. The potting mix should be well aerated and have good drainage. This is particularly important for orchids, as they need well-draining soil. It is also important to not let the potting mix dry out completely. During the summer months, provide bright but indirect sunlight and water sparingly. In winter, move the pot to a slightly cooler area and reduce the frequency of watering. This will enable the plant to go dormant and rest. It does not require any pruning or shaping either, just enough water, nutrients, and sunlight for it to thrive.
Native to Southeast Asia, Dendrobium nobile, also known as Nobile Orchid, is a semi-shady plant requires moderate water and the medium to bright light in order to thrive the best. It is hardy in USDA Zone 9-11. The flower of the Dendrobium nobile is quite a sight to behold with its beauty and vibrant range of colors. It bears a myriad of shades including pink, white, off-white, blue, lavender, purple, yellow and orange. The colorful and fragrant blooms appear as clusters of several flowers opposite the axil of each leaf.
Taking care of Dendrobium nobile is relatively easy and simple. Although, the plant can stand a lot of light, it is important to keep it within indirect sunlight to avoid the leaves from getting scorched. While watering, ensure that the medium is semi-dry and water it moderately. Moreover, fertilize your plant once every four weeks with liquid balanced fertilizer.
In cold regions, Dendrobium nobile can also be grown in pots as an indoor houseplant. However, they require bright light and cool temperature in order to thrive in such conditions. During the winter, the plant should have periods of dormancy. Just make sure it is kept moist and away from chill.
Dendrobium phalaenopsis is a small shrub that grows 2-5 ft tall with a spread of up to 2 ft. It is an epiphyte, which means it does not require soil to survive. It does, however, prefer moderate water and needs to be kept moist. It can thrive in full sun and semi-shade, but if the temperature rises too high, it will need more shade.
When it comes to blooms, Dendrobium phalaenopsis has wide variety of colors. It produces pink, white and off-white flowers in abundance and might also surprise the gardener with the more unusual colors of blue, lavender, purple and even red, crimson, or vinous. The flower can also come in yellow and orange.
Grown in USDA Zone 9-11, Dendrobium phalaenopsis is an easy to grow orchid and will give rarely give the gardener issues when planted in pots in cold regions. If the temperature in a given area is prone to dipping below freezing, it is recommended that the pot be moved indoors where temperatures can be maintained at 65°F or higher. Additionally, the plant should be watered regularly and the soil kept slightly moist. Fertilizing should also be done in moderation.
A very widespread Dendrobium species found through India, China and the Himalayas to Burma, Thailand, and the Malaysian peninsula. More often found in cultivation under the botanical synonym of Dendrobium pierardii. These plants, which have pendant canes (pseudobulbs), are easily grown in baskets or mounted. In the fall the leaves fall and the plant enjoys a rest, where in water is withheld. In the spring, the fragrant flowers appear from the fallen leaf points. As the flowers fade, new growth begins at the base of the previous years growth. The leafless canes often rebloom for several years. Well grown plants can reach 3 to 4ft in cane lengths.
Dendrobium section Latouria (Latouria) is a small shrub that varies in height from 2-5 feet. A native to Philippines, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea, it is well-suited to the warmer USDA zone 9-11. It thrives in semi-shade with bright indirect sunlight and humid air.
The most distinguishing feature of the Latouria is unusual flower color, which range from white, off-white, yellow, to orange. The flowers bloom in sprays and grow up to 6 inches in length. They have a sweet fragrance and should not be allowed to dry out.
When grown in the ground, it should be planted in a well-drained soil and watered regularly. If grown in a pot, it should be repotted every 2-3 years with a fresh potting mix, depending on the environment and weather conditions. Additionally, for cold regions, it should be grown in a container with a drainage hole and be potted using a sterile, peat-based potting soil for proper drainage.
When growing the Latouria in colder regions, it is important to protect from frost, which can cause the leaves or flowers to die back. It should be moved to a warmer location in the winter where temperatures remain around 50-55°F. When temperatures rise above this, the plant should be brought back outside in a shaded area and fertilized once every month.
Overall, the Latouria is an exotic, easy-care plant that can provide a colorful and fragrant addition to the home garden. With a bit of care and attention, this small shrub can be grown in warmer climates, as well as in colder regions by following the outlined plant care instructions.
Dendrobiums, with around 1000 species and inumerable hybrids, the hobbyist is faced with many various growing conditions, and it is cultivated everywhere in the world. There are still more hybrids being discovered in the highlands of New Guinea. This makes them the second largest orchid genus in the world after Bulbophyllum. The shape and form of their stems and leaves vary tremendously, but the pattern of flowers is fairly constant ranging in size from very small to huge. Dendrobiums come from South East Asia in an area that stretches from Northern India to the islands off the East coast of New Guinea and Australia to Polynesia.
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A very bright eye-stopper new hybrid from Thailand with deep purple and white flowers, high contrast colors!
This gorgeous dendrobium is an eye-catching epiphyte with several branches of showy blooms. It is a hybrid between Dendrobium nobile and Dendrobium sonia, combining the best qualities from both parents.
Dendrobium x Phalaenopsis 'Stripe Thailand' produces magnificent bunches of star-shaped pink flowers, with an attractive striped pattern. These blooms are incredibly eye-catching and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or balcony.
Dendrobium 'Stripe Thailand' needs little care, it likes moderate watering, in well-drained soil, in semi-shade position, in a bright but indirect light condition. In cold regions, the plant must be grown in a pot and brought indoors during the winter season.
For optimal growth, water your Dendrobium 'Stripe Thailand' regularly, but make sure that the soil is slightly dry before watering again, excess moisture should be avoided. Fertilization should be done every two weeks during growing period. If planted in a pot, always use fertilizer for epiphytic plants orchids.
Dendrobium x Phalaenopsis 'Stripe Thailand' is suitable for USDA Zone 9-11, and it will do well in warm climates with a temperature range of 50-85°F.
This hybrid is an easy to care for and beautiful addition to any garden, with its striking blooms and low-growing size. With minimal maintenance and care, your Dendrobium 'Stripe Thailand' will surely provide a stunning show in any garden or container and will be a delightful addition to your garden.
Dendrochilum filiforme, commonly known as the Golden Chain Orchid, is an attractive, small plant native to the Philippines, standing at just 2-5 ft. This plant is an epiphyte and prefers growing conditions in semi-shade and regular water. Even though it prefers a somewhat protected position, a constant air movement is essential to the success of its growth.
The Golden Chain Orchid is known for its golden yellow and orange fragrant blossoms and can be grown outdoors in USDA Zones 9-11. As the weather conditions can be unpredictable in cold regions, they can also be grown in pots as long as they are kept sheltered and provided with adequate warmth. When kept in pots, it is important to provide good air circulation and an even layer of moisture in the soil. It is crucial to watch out for sudden temperatures and water levels, as this can affect the success of the growth and flowering.
With proper care, the Golden Chain Orchid can provide gorgeous blooms that will liven up any outdoor space. From hanging baskets to gardens and patios, this small but exquisite plant is sure to be a valued addition to any home.